The Actor-Manager Volume 8

The Actor-Manager Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: short a drive could be more than a shilling fare. She waved her hand to him a second time, and the pleasure within her had scarcely faded when she saw her home. Mrs. Ellerton, who had been watching for her arrival, behind the spirsa in the window, ran to the door herself, and kissed her in the passage almost as warmly as she desired to do. She had not for years kissed her quite so warmly as she desired to do; the girl confessed that she was not demonstrative, and since the summer when she put her hair up, her mother had always been a little afraid of a repulse. Blanche followed her into the drawing-room. As it was Sunday, and there might possibly be callers, a fire had been lighted there. "Tea will be ready directly," said Mrs. Ellerton; "I told Flora not to make it till you came. Are you tired? Well, dear, I'm very pleased--what I wrote you is quite true, I'm very, very pleased! I wish we'd seen more of him; but, of course, all that's to come! When you're rested, you must tell us everything." "Where are the others?" asked her daughter, unpinning her hat, and plucking at her fringe. "What does father say about it?" "Well, dear," said Mrs. Ellerton evasively, "of course we shall have to manage a little better, shan't we? And it's only proper that we should! You'll have your own home to think of, and we can't expect things to be quite the same. But we couldn't hope to keep you with us always; it was only to be supposed that this would happen some day. And I do, do hope you've chosen well, Blanche, and that he'll make you very happy!" She half opened her arms, but the girl was still arranging her hair in the looking-glass and did not seem to see. The novelist and Gertrude joined them now, followed by the general servant with the teapot. "I think...
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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236661753
  • 9781236661753